Defense for Drug Crime Charges in Phoenix
Arrested for a narcotics offense? Get MayesTelles in your corner!
MayesTelles PLLC is your choice for a drug crime defense firm if you have been arrested. Our attorneys bring years of experience to the table, including experience as former prosecutors. Drug offenses are investigated heavily, prosecuted aggressively, and sentenced severely in the state of Arizona. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a drug crime, contact our law firm today.
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When you need a fierce advocate to defend you against your drug charges, you need MayesTelles in your corner. Contact us today at (602) 428-7104.
Uniquely Skilled to Handle Drug Offense Cases
At MayesTelles, we handle all types of drug offenses and are uniquely adept to do so. Many of our attorneys have an extensive background with not only drug-related issues. For example, Attorney David Telles used to work for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Attorney Candy Marrufo used to work with at-risk youths to keep them out of the drug culture and gangs. Anyone who has already been arrested should educate themselves on their charges and consult with a Phoenix drug crime attorney to discuss their options for defense.
We handle all types of misdemeanor and felony drug offenses, including:
If any type of illegal substance is found on someone's person or in a car, house, office, building or another location where they stashed it, they are guilty of possession. Upon conviction, the individual could face time in jail. According the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §13-3405, marijuana possession can be classified between a class 6 and a class 4 felony. Possession of dangerous drugs (§13-3407) or narcotics (§13-3408) is a class 4 felony, as well. A class 6 felony could result in a one-year prison sentence, and a class 4 felony could incur a sentence of 2.5 years in prison. A person could also be charged with the crime of possession with intent to distribute, or with possession for sale. Need an attorney for drug possession in Phoenix? Call our firm right away!
DISTRIBUTION & TRAFFICKING
Transporting, transferring and selling marijuana, narcotics or dangerous drugs is a class 2 felony in Arizona (marijuana distribution could also be a class 3 felony if the amount is less than two pounds) . As a class 2 felony, the penalty could be as many as five years in prison. Trafficking is penalized in the same manner.
FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES
In smuggling or transportation cases involving larger amounts of drugs, the U.S. Government could become involved. At this point, it is a federal crime and the consequences could be much harsher.
Agencies such as the FBI handle federal drug investigations and they have virtually unlimited resources when it comes to finding and apprehending offenders.
Many felony drug crimes in Arizona have harsh mandatory minimum sentences, especially for those who have previously been convicted of a similar offense.
Penalties for Drug Crimes in Arizona
Chapter 7 of Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statutes details sentencing for felony offenses.
First-time felony offense sentencing:
- Class 2 – Minimum 4 years, Maximum 10 years
- Class 3 – Minimum 2.5 years, Maximum 7 years
- Class 4 – Minimum 1.5 years, Maximum 3 years
- Class 5 – Minimum .75 years, Maximum 2 years
- Class 6 – Minimum .5 years, Maximum 1.5 years
Repeat felony offender sentencing (two or more separate felonies):
There are three categories of repeat felony offenders: category one, category two, and category three. Offenders classified in category three receive the most severe sentences.
- Class 2 – Minimum 14 years, Maximum 28 years
- Class 3 – Minimum 10 years, Maximum 20 years
- Class 4 – Minimum 8 years, Maximum 12 years
- Class 5 – Minimum 4 years, Maximum 6 years
- Class 6 – Minimum 3 years, Maximum 4.5 years
There are different sentencing requirements for violent and dangerous felony offenders.
How MayesTelles Can Help
Arrested for a drug offense? We're here to help. At MayesTelles PLLC, we put our clients first, always pursing the best possible result – not just the outcome that is most convenient.
Our attorneys have handled numerous trial cases across the state of Arizona and have experience in prosecution. If you are ready to fight for your freedom and your future, call our Phoenix firm today or fill out a free case evaluation form.